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Bar Foscarini

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Italian, Bar, Pizza
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Rio Tera Antonio Foscarini Dorsoduro 878/C, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Leicestershire
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390 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We so love the great location right at the side of the grande canale, our visit last year it was okay, this just year gone to the dogs!!!! Very slow service, guy not really interested. Wine okay, but waited ages for two very substandard pizza's, which needed a sharper knife to cut it up. They thrive on their position, good... More 

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Thank Raffiella11
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Terrific lasagna, warm bread, a glass of wine and good coffee for 15 euro. Ate lunch here on a very cold day - most of the other diners were gondoliers and am guessing they don't eat where the food isn't good.

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Thank Christine P
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just like most places to eat in Venice, the food is overpriced. Especially when you are right on the water. So you have to expect to pay the price. Very average pizzas, but the view makes up for it

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Thank Adambrig
Leuven, België
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had coffee there on a sunny morning. The interior is so lovely, vaulted ceilings included, personnel was very friendly, the coffee excellent, the atmosphere was so pleasant and the check/bill was very reasonable. Oh yes, and the location right by the Canal Grande is fabulous, of course. So I don't understand the negative comments. I guess one's own stand... More 

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Thank Jean V
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Don't order the club sandwich! It's a regular toast with vegetables and cost double than a toast (12€!!). When I asked explanation to the owner about the reason why I have to pay double just for few vegetables added to the toast, she shouted at me and left banging the door on my face. Never found such a terrible service... More 

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Thank Silviar R
Paolo C, Proprietario at Bar Foscarini, responded to this review

Dear Silvia, referring to your review I need to specify only a couple of items: 1. In my menu every single course is explained in four diffent languages (italian, english, french and german). The dish choosen by you is called Club Sandwich Farcito and is clearly written "Toast with Ham and cheese and vegetables". So eventually here the only problem... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The waitress counts the number of cup of coffee and dictate how many person can go in to the toilet. Very rude.

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Thank Adrian C
Paolo C, Proprietario at Bar Foscarini, responded to this review

Dear Adrian, public toilette in Venice cost 1,5€ per person wich is less than the cost of one coffè in my place. I want to keep my restroom clean all day long for my client. You were a group of 8/10 people: if math is not an opinion the public toilet will cost 12/15€. So why you have to use... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

You can't get a better view than what you will find at this restaurant bar. They have beautiful outdoor seating which is just under the Accademia Bridge on the Dorsoduro side. We have eaten here many times. The food is basic and mainly pizza & pasta. The pizzas are better than average. The service has always been good. Worth it... More 

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Thank Triplanner
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great way to start the day. Even though it was at lunch time almost. Coffee with a shot of Grappa (or the liquor of your choice). Family owned excellent pizza and snacks. On the quiet side of the canal. But accessible from anywhere via the Accademia Bridge.

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Thank William H
North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We ate a couple of times at this bar - it was open and at a convenient spot for us on our sightseeing forays. Service was good and friendly, people watching was excellent because of the nearness to a well travelled bridge (Accademia). Neing on the water is enjoyable in itself.

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Thank hammy2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Nice location right next to Accademia bridge with a good view of the Grand Canal. We stopped here for a coffee while exploring the city. The service was ok but they did spend most of the time chatting amongst themselves.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rio Tera Antonio Foscarini Dorsoduro 878/C, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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